Everyone’s Irish in Dublin’s backyard—especially when St. Patrick’s Day hits! And since living at Boulevard means there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate, here are a few options to help you get celebrating.
First things first. If you’re not marking St. Paddy’s Day at an Irish bar, you’re definitely not doing it right. So make your way down to Gallagher’s Dublin Pub for an authentic way to get your party going. Sláinte to all!
No St. Patrick’s Day celebration is complete without Dublin’s highly anticipated¬—and highly relished—annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Along with Irish music and dance, you can sample authentic Irish food and beverages from over 250 vendors. This year, an expanded Irish menu will feature culinary delights of every shape and size. Corned beef sliders and boxty? Check. Irish bangers and mash? Obviously. Guinness-marinated tri-tip on Irish soda bread? You got it—and an extra side of Guinness, please!
If you’re all about the finer things in life, check out the Irish Tea Cottage. Drop by on March 12 or 13 between 10:00am and 5:00pm and you’ll be treated to authentic Irish tea with a side of scones and shortbread to nibble on. If you’re about the greener things in life, don’t forget to stop by Fire Station #16 for the Firefighters Pancake Breakfast awaits with a hearty meal of pancakes—green, of course.
If you’re eager to get a head start on celebrating St. Paddy’s, look no further than the Shamrock Gala for a night of music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres. You can secure your tickets here. If you’re willing to venture out a little further—emphasis on ‘a little’—then McGrail Vineyards in Livermore is ready to welcome you in true Irish style. Join their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 12 or 13 and celebrate their Irish roots with music and delicious Irish themed food and wines. You can score your tickets here.
For a more competitive way to mark the festivities, why not sign yourself up for a cornhole competition? We sense an ideal way to work up an appetite for all the Irish treats you’re sure to enjoy. Once all is done (and eaten), end your night in Pleasanton with a hearty dose of real Irish comedy, hosted by the Firehouse Arts Center. You can snag your tickets here.
With a world of entertainment at your fingertips, St. Patrick’s Day is sure to please. So grab some green and get celebrating—you’re in for a shamrockin’ good time.